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Thunder Hire Colt Steele as New Premier Bench Boss

By staff, 07/07/22, 6:15PM EDT


The Twin City Thunder have hired Colt Steele as their third Premier coach in team history.  Steele takes over for former coach Alex Drulia and inherits a team that came off a campaign that saw them make the playoffs.  

"First off we would like to thank Alex for his work over the past three seasons and we wish him well in his future." co owner Dan Hodge said.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Colt Steele in  to the Thunder family.  We are confident that he will bring the same work ethic he had as a player to the position.  He has a great knowledge of the game and we know he will take the team to the next level of success."

Steele grew up playing hockey for Lewiston High School.  After graduation he accepted a scholarship to play the sport at fifth ranked ACHA D1 Liberty University where he was named two time Academic All- American.
Upon graduating Liberty, with a degree in Biomedical Science, Colt returned to his home state Maine to begin his career. After recognizing his passion for Coaching, Colt was honored to have been named Assistant Coach for the Lewiston High School Hockey team.
Prior to his acceptance of Head Coach for Twin City Thunder. Colt was involved with development for many current college athletes, he served as head Ice instructor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and worked alongside Club Sports Department during his attendance at Liberty University. 
Colt, a Lewiston native and current Auburn resident is eager to work and establish player development and is looking forward to fostering great relationships within his hometown community. The opportunity to help student athletes grow and channel their talents into a potential collegiate career has always been a goal of his.
"I am thrilled at the opportunity presented to me by Coach Hodge and Coach Robichaud. There is no place I would rather be, then in my hometown community helping foster these young student athletes. Growing up in the hockey community has made me aware of how important hockey is; and being trusted with the task of developing these student athletes is an honor."